Snore guards help you and your bed partner get a good night’s sleep in Paxton, MA
Snoring is the brunt of many jokes, but for people who snore every night and their bed partners, it is no laughing matter. People who snore often do not get sufficient high-quality sleep, and it can seriously impact the sleep of your loved ones. In addition, if you chronically snore, it can lead to waking up with a dry mouth, sore throat, daytime fatigue, and even lead to mood disorders and have other negative effects on your health. Fortunately, at Paxton Dental Care, patients who snore in the Paxton, MA area have access to an effective solution: custom-made snoring guards.
How does a night guard for snoring work?
For many patients who snore, one of the contributing factors is the vibrations in the soft tissues that occur in your upper airway. Other patients may snore due to a condition called sleep apnea, where the soft tissues actually collapse into the airway, preventing adequate breathing and oxygen intake. For both issues, a custom-made night guard (also called a mandibular advancement device) can help eliminate the condition by positioning the lower jaw in a slightly forward position, keeping your tongue from sliding back and preventing the tissue collapse and vibrations that lead to snoring.
Oral appliances to prevent snoring are:
- Comfortable after a short adjustment period
How we make your snoring guard
To create your anti-snoring mouthpiece, we first take impressions of your mouth. Then, we send them to the laboratory so your night guard can be custom-fabricated for a comfortable, precise fit. Once it is ready, you come back into the office to check the fit and take your new mouth guard home. Thereafter, you simply wear the mouth guard while you sleep and enjoy your good night’s rest!
If you suspect you have sleep apnea, a more serious condition than simply snoring due to vibrations in the tissues, it is important to consult with your doctor to obtain a diagnosis before we can work with you on an oral appliance treatment plan. Depending on the severity of sleep apnea, alternative therapies like a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine might be necessary to treat the condition.
To learn more about dental guards for sleep apnea and snoring, call Paxton Dental Care at (508) 557-2400.